I'm about done for the day; I just finished my last return and that's all I plan to do. I'm just hanging around waiting for my boss to call (he's in Spain) and ask for messages. So. A little bit about this week...
First of all, you should all go read this article
that my friend Rach (basilm
) wrote about our experience voting overseas. It pretty much tells it how it was. Plus, she gets like 1/14 of a cent for every person that reads, so um, click through and be counted so that she can get rich!
In other news, we're still trying to rent out Nicola's room, with so far very little success. She's had about 15 people make appointments to come see it, and about 8 of those have come through, but none have taken it. The insane thing is that of the people who didn't come, only about 2 bothered to text or call or email to say they couldn't make it. The rest were so rude that they didn't even bother to let us know. So several times we have been sitting around waiting and the person just hasn't shown up. I gave up my Sat afternoon plans, and I rushed home from work on Mon, and both times proved entirely pointless. It's really stupid and annoying, not to mention insanely rude of them. You found another place? That's fine, but at least have the decency to let us know that you aren't coming. Anyhow, I hope the whole thing is over soon, because it's a pain all round and Nicola is getting seriously stressed. I came home from work yesterday and she had been to the wine store. She was all "I've hit rock bottom! It had to be wine!" which kind of cracked me up. Also, Jared was over too to do laundry. He's really feeling Cat's absense and the fact that the visa is still hanging out there in nowhere land. This week they told him that it would come through yesterday, so when it didn't, I think it was a big blow to both of them, especially with Valentines Day (CURSES! HORROR!) coming up. Cat was on Skype talking to us, and she just sounded so depressed too. So we broke out the wine and got mildly drunk. Too bad it was a weekday! It turned out to be kind of fun, because we all sat around and talked for hours. He didn't leave til about midnight, and seemed to be feeling slightly more cheerful. Nicola and I got his mind off the visa thing by asking an insane amount of questions about how he and Cat got together and their romantic history. It was cool - I only know all of that from Cat's perspective, so it was great to hear it from him. They are just my favorite couple; they're just really lovely and supportive together, and they have the strongest faith of anyone I know.
In lieu of new TV (maybe not for long?!) I have been catching up on some things I have been meaning to try out. Namely Friday Night Lights and The Office US. Also, I've started the second season of American Dreams that was so wonderfully sent to me by adinarj
. I want to write a post with a little bit about each of them, but we'll see. Maybe this weekend?
Also cool? They are doing a new series that follows up Life On Mars. Well, it doesn't exactly follow it, but it's the same premise? It's in the 80's with the same squad, but it's a girl who has time traveled there. That's all I know, since I didn't get a chance to watch it last night. I plan to check it out on the BBCi player (FAB) so will report back if it's any good. I hope it is. I loved LoM.
I guess that's it for now. I feel I have a longer entry in me, but if I don't stop now I'll be late. I'm meeting people for dinner, and as we know, it always takes me longer than I think it will to get places.